Harold Washington College, City College of Chicago Disconnected My Year without Internet

English 102 Instructions

    1. For support with summary, analysis, and response essays, review:
      1. https://owlcation.com/academia/How-to-Write-a-Summary-Analysis-and-Response-Essay–this link includes step-by-step instructions for writing the essay
      2. https://owlcation.com/academia/Summary-Analysis-Response-Essay-Sample — this link includes an example of each part–summary, analysis, and response–of your essay.
    2. Read Only:
      1. James McWilliams’ “Saving the Self in the Age of the Selfie” https://theamericanscholar.org/saving-the-self-in-the-age-of-the-selfie/#.XOnBES2ZPYI
    3. Review these other related sources and choose which article you want to write about:
      1. Kelly, Heather. “Disconnected: My year without the internet.” An interview with Paul Miller. CNN, May 10, 2013, Tech. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/10/tech/web/paul-miller-internet-year/.
      2. Miller, Paul. “I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet.” theverge.com, May 1, 2013. http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/1/4279674/im-still-here-back-online-after-a-year-without-the-internet.
      3. Davis, Lauren Cassani. “The Flight From Conversation.” The Atlantic, October 7, 2015, Technology. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/reclaiming-conversation-sherry-turkle/409273/.
      4. “Becoming an individual in an age of distraction.” Interview of Matthew Crawford, author of The World Beyond Your Head. National Review, April 6, 2015, NR Interview. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416469/world-beyond-your-head-nr-interview.
    4. Consider incorporating responses to these questions, for the article you’ve selected, in your essay:
      1. What is the central topic or set of related topics of your selected article?
      2. What is the central question or set of questions asked by the writer(s) of your selected article?
      3. What is the thesis or central claim of your selected article?
      4. What evidence is used by the author of your selected article to support its thesis or central claim?
      5. Is your selected article convincing? Why?
      6. Is your selected article compelling or interesting? Why?
      7. How does the information contained in your selected article relate to or impact your community (however you define it)?
    5. Craft a brief essay (single space, six paragraphs, minimum) that summarizes the purpose, central claim and key evidence as well as analyzes the author’s biases and assumptions; the effectiveness of the evidence, organization and conclusions; and, the intended audience of the article you’ve chosen
      1. Use your responses to the questions above.
    6. The essay should include a minimum of two paraphrases and two quotes from the article you’ve chosen
    7. Provide a MLA Works Cited or APA References entry for the article at the end of your post

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